All About Dywayne
Dywayne Thomas, MA, BFA, HNDip, DHL, DPA, (born May 17) is a British actor, producer and martial artist born in London, England.
He is an actor, known for Mia, Surveilled, Rise of the Footsoldier 4, DC's Pennyworth, IF, Ties of the Ribbon, Catalyst, Hello Au Revoir and Ted Bundy Had a Son. He is also an Associate Producer of the feature film "Cyberlante," a Raya Films production.
Thomas has a Black belt in Karate and is a winner of multiple National, English and British Karate Championship awards. He is a former Junior British Individual and Team Kata Champion, who represented the London Goju Ryu Karate team between 1987 and 1992.
Thomas was born on May 17, 1977, in the City of London, London, England, to parents, Patricia Sindy Thomas and Winston Roy Thomas, both of Caribbean, South American and African ancestry.
He is the third eldest of six children, all of Caribbean and African ancestry. Many of his relatives reside in the Caribbean and the United States of America, although his closer family lives in the United Kingdom.
Thomas was raised in Hackney and studied at Gayhurst Primary School, where he first became involved in acting.
Television Presenter (and a longtime family friend) Jasmine Harman, also attended the same primary school as Thomas.
Thomas later attended Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School in East London. He was in the same school year as professional footballer Darren Purse during his time at Cardinal Pole.
He likes to travel, paint and has a keen interest in Heraldry. He likes to travel, paint and has a keen interest in Heraldry. to travel, paint and has a keen interest in Heraldry. to travel, paint and has a keen interest in Heraldry.
Thomas began his acting career appearing in numerous dance & musical theatre performances at an early age. The most notable one being the 1986 production of "The Pied Piper" starring Sylvester McCoy at the Royal National Theatre, Southbank in London.
Thomas trained at the Identity School of Acting in Brixton and Gray's Inn, London. He also did his Screen Action training at the British Action Academy in Surrey, England.
Thomas is currently preparing for his new supporting actor role of Mario Colombo in upcoming feature film 'Mia.'
He will be featured in the upcoming SURVEILLED movie by RAYA Films and most recently he was featured as a Boxing Judge in Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella, which got released towards the end of last year.
He has appeared in the following feature films: Hello Au Revoir, Catylist which is due for release next year. He also plays a part in the crime/horror project, “Ted Bundy Had a Son” and is also an Associate Producer for the docu-drama “Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan, which includes Bai Ling, Clint Eastwood’s daughter, Kathryn Reeves Eastwood and Jonah Hill as part of the impressive cast.
CREATIVE ARTS AND MUSIC
With a passion for carnival arts, dance and music, Thomas has performed as a session musician/vocalist and performer with vocal groups, bands, steel orchestras and carnival clubs including: Perpetual Beauty Carnival Association, Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Mangrove Steel band, Eclipse Steel band, Parchmore Project Choir, One Voice Community Choir with The Voice UK star Bizzi Dixon and Black Theatre Co-operative with Felix Cross MBE.
Thomas is a holder of a Master of Arts degree in Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion Design and Technology from the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, formerly The London Institute.
He is an Alumnus of the Alumni of the London College of Fashion, which includes: Driss Jettou, former Prime Minister of Morocco; shoe designer, Jimmy Choo and super model, Alek Wek.